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Q: I already have spark plugs, do I need to buy the coil as well?

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Do I need to buy coils to get my spark plugs done

My car has 97000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi, thanks for writing in. Unless a coil ha...

Hi, thanks for writing in. Unless a coil has failed, it usually will not need to be replaced when doing the plugs.

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